Past Events

Sat, February 04, 2017 | 5:30-7:00 pm
China Sister Cities New Year Reception
Woolsey Hall
500 College Street
New Haven, CT 06511

诚邀莅临中国姊妹城市新年晚宴! Yale-China has helped to launch a new Changsha—New Haven Sister Cities relationship.

To celebrate this new partnership and the Lunar New Year, we are hosting a special China Sister Cities New Year Reception on Saturday, February 4, 5:30—7:00 pm at the President’s Room in Woolsey Hall on the Yale campus. New Haven Mayor Toni Harp will be in attendance as we officially kick off the City’s new Sister Cities designation with Changsha, China. This is followed by a Gala Performance of extraordinary Chinese music and dance – just across the Hall! Come join the festivities to network, meet our speakers, and learn more about the opportunities for expanded exchange and commerce between New Haven and Changsha!

在雅礼协会的协助下,长沙市与纽黑文市缔结了新的姐妹城市关系。为了庆祝这次合作和即将到来的中国新年,我们将于2月4日周六下午5:30至7:30,在耶鲁大学Woolsey Hall的President’s Room举办这次特别的中国姊妹晚宴。纽黑文市长Toni Harp女士会加入我们一起正式宣布与长沙缔结的新姊妹城市关系。宴会结束后我们还在宴会厅对面为各位嘉宾们准备了精彩的节目表演与中国歌舞。不要放过这个发现未来纽黑文与长沙商贸及交流机遇的时刻,快来加入我们与各界新老朋友欢聚一堂,共同欢庆新春佳节! more>

 

Wed, January 25, 2017 | 12:00-1:30 pm
Fireside Chat with Professor Terence Chong
Terence Chong
Yale-China Association
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

"China's Erupting Economy and International Prospects"

China has been the world's engine of growth for the past two decades. It is now the second largest economy in the world and one of the U.S.'s biggest trading partners. In this talk, Professor Chong will discuss the current state of the Chinese economy, the future trend of the Renminbi, the housing market of China, and the possibility of a trade war between China and the U.S.

Terence Tai-Leung Chong is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Currently, Professor Chong holds the titles of Associate Professor of the Department of Economics at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Executive Director of the Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economics and Finance, Dean of Students of New Asia College, and Chair Professor of the Nanjing University in China. With a bachelor's degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and a PhD from the University of Rochester, he is ranked 37th worldwide in theoretical econometrics and 55th worldwide in all econometrics. He is also interested in social and political work, having served on the Central Policy Unit of the Hong Kong SAR government, and continues to be involved in Hong Kong's business, transport, development, and labor politics. more>

 

Thu, November 17, 2016 | 12:00pm
Fellowship Info Session
Mendenhall Common Room, Berkeley College

Come learn more about the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship and Guizishan Fellowship to teach and engage deeply with communities in China for 1-2 year assignments. Teaching Fellowhip deadline is Dec 2, Guizishan Fellowship is Jan 20. more>

 

Mon, November 07, 2016 | 4:00pm
Guizishan Fellowship Info Session
McDougal Graduate Student Center, HGS

Come hear the Department of Education share the opportunities for self-directed research and teaching residency in Central China. Learn how to receive mentors and full-funding for your China research in 2017-2018. For details, read more...

Questions may be directed to Leslie Stone education@yalechina.org by January 20. more>

 

Thu, November 03, 2016 | 4:00pm
Teaching Fellowship Informational Teahouse
442 Temple St.
(corner of Temple and Trumbull)
John C. Bierwirth Room

Come hear former Yale-China Teaching Fellows discuss their experiences across Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Changsha, and Anhui. Learn about applying to the 2017-2019 cohort of this prestigious fellowship. For details, read more...

Dumplings and Chinese tea will be served.

RSVP to education@yalechina.org by November 2. more>

 

Wed, September 21, 2016 | 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Education Program Info Session
Berkeley College, Mendenhall Common Room (entrance next to Bass Library and WLH)

Come learn about student opportunities to travel, learn language, and work professionally in China. Fully funded programs offered through competitive application processes. Application due starting September 30, 2016. Lunch will be served.

Applications due:
YUNA & L(U)CY Exchange Programs | Sept 30
Teaching Fellowship | Dec 2
Guizishan Fellowship and Community Service Exchange Internship | Jan 20 more>

 

Tue, June 21, 2016 - Wed, June 22, 2016
Yang Hao @ Arts & Ideas Festival
8:00 pm performances
Whitney Humanities Center at Yale
53 Wall Street
New Haven, CT

Tuesday, June 21, 2016, 8:00 pm
Wednesday, June 22, 2016, 8:00 pm
Length: 1 hour
Tickets: $25 each
Purchase Tickets Here

Coming out of a Hong Kong Festival World Premiere and making its American Premiere, Yang Hao's latest work Pied à terre, responds to Jessica Rizzo's poems with dance and pedestrian movement while speaking to his experiences at the crossroads of East and West.

The International Festival of Arts & Ideas and Yale-China Association Arts Fellowship is an 18-month experience for emerging professional Chinese artists. Fellows spend six months in residence in New haven learning from practicing artists and professors at Yale and in the greater New Haven community, while developing a project of their own to be premiered a year after their residency.

Yang Hao is an inaugural HKETO-NY Arts Fellow of the Yale-China Arts Fellowship. This residency program was made possible by a special partnership with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Yale-China Association, Yale University, and the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office of New York.

Learn more about this event at the Arts & Ideas website.
Learn more about the HKETO-NY Arts Fellows of the Yale-China Arts Fellowship. more>

 

Fri, May 06, 2016 |
Night of 100 Dinners

Innovative 115th Birthday Fundraiser

Yale-China piloted a new fundraiser this spring with its “Night of 100 Dinners”—an idea that turns a traditional gala on its head. Instead of bringing many supporters together in one ballroom (hard to do when your supporters are dispersed all over the world!), we have been holding as many smaller, intimate dinners as we can, all linked by a common sense of purpose and community. Local hosts have volunteered to bring together friends and alumni to celebrate Yale-China’s 115th birthday. Dinners have been held so far in Boston, Washington, San Francisco, Minneapolis, several in New York, several in New Haven, and several still to come (Singapore, Hong Kong, and more…).

Deepest thanks to all of you who have attended and donated, and especially to our generous hosts! All of you have made this successful pilot year possible! See you all next year! more>

 

Thu, April 28, 2016 | 7PM-8:30PM
Closing the Distance: Perspectives on Contemporary China
WLH 116

Thursday, April 28, 2016, 7:00 pm
Length: 1.5 hours

Join the Yale-China Association for dumplings and a discussion with four young leaders who have lived and worked in China. Their fresh perspectives and ideas have influenced their fields on both sides of the Pacific.


Speakers:

1. GRAHAM WEBSTER - Senior Fellow and lecturer at the Yale Law School and editor of Transpacifica, Webster has worked extensively with media and international relations.

2. MASON JI (MC ‘16) - Ji is a Global Affairs major and Rhodes Scholar. As a delegate to the U.N. General Assembly, he has worked on US-China relations and was involved in drafting the 2014 joint statement on climate change.

3. SIODHBHRA PARKIN - Parkin, a Fellow at the Yale Law School China Center, is an advocate for women’s and LGBTQ rights who works directly with lawyers in China on domestic violence.

4. YU LUO - As a Ph.D. Candidate in Anthropology, Luo studies ethnic identity and the urban/rural divide, particularly in her hometown of Guizhou, China.


RSVP on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/1743645299210741/) and Google form: http://goo.gl/forms/YAopgLWwpU. more>

 

Thu, March 10, 2016 | 4:00 pm
Fireside Chat featuring Terry Lautz
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

John Birch, China, and the Cold War

Terry Lautz will discuss his new book (Oxford, 2016), the first authoritative study of John Birch, who was a missionary and soldier in China during the Second World War. Thirteen years after his death in a dispute with Chinese Communist soldiers, he became the name-sake of the controversial right-wing John Birch Society. Lautz argues that the perceived martyrdom of John Birch is a misguided view, appropriated for a Cold War political cause.

RSVP by March 9. Click here to RSVP

Terry Lautz is a Moynihan Research Fellow at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and former vice president of the Henry Luce Foundation. He is also a director of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, trustee and chair of the Harvard-Yenching Institute, member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously chaired the boards of the Lingnan Foundation and the Yale-China Association. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, and holds MA and PhD degrees from Stanford University. more>

 

Lunarfest is a day-long event offering arts and cultural programs for adults and children of all ages in celebration of the Lunar New Year, kicking off with the Lion Dance down Whitney Avenue!

Year of the Monkey: Saturday, February 6, 2016.

View the 2016 Lunarfest schedule here.

Register for Lunarfest 2016 here.


In case of rain/light snow:
We will announce at least 24 hours in advance that the morning outdoor activities will be moved indoors to Luce Hall’s Auditorium on February 6.

In the case of inclement weather:
We will postpone activities to February 20.

About Lunarfest
Lunarfest kicks off at 10:00AM with a traditional lion dance on Whitney Avenue between Grove Street and Trumbull Street. Celebrate alongside the Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute’s lion dance troupe as they bring good luck and prosperity to New Haven merchants and community members. Keep on the look out for a special performance by local performers at the intersection of Whitney and Audubon Street.

Between 12:00-5:00PM, join us for a series of Chinese arts and culture workshops, talks, and demonstrations, including:

• wushu
• music
• exhibits
• dances
• painting
• calligraphy
• arts & crafts
• food tastings
• and many more!

The monkey is one of twelve designated animals celebrated in the Chinese culture based on the lunar calendar. The Year of the Monkey begins February 8, 2016 and will end on January 27, 2017.

The venue locations for Lunarfest are: Henry R. Luce Hall at Yale University (34 Hillhouse Avenue), New Haven Museum (114 Whitney Avenue), and Yale-China Association (442 Temple Street). All events are free and open to the public, but we ask families to register. All events are first come, first served.

This free event is sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University, New Haven Museum, and Yale-China Association. more>

 

Fri, January 15, 2016 | 4:30-6 pm
Catherine Wang: Nurturing Young Chinese Talent
Yale Repertory Theatre Lounge
1120 Chapel Street
New Haven, Connecticut

Catherine Wang
President, Center for China Shanghai International Arts Festival

Nurturing and Supporting Young Cultural Talent in Today's China

Please note that this talk will begin at 4:30 pm.

Please register by January 14 to attend this free talk. Click here to register.

This talk is presented by Yale-China Association, Yale School of Drama, and the International Festival of Arts & Ideas.

Catherine Wang (WANG Jun) has been engaged in international cultural exchange activities throughout her career. Immediately before her 2011 appointment as President of the Center for China Shanghai International Arts Festival, she served as Director of the Forum Affairs Department of the Shanghai World Expo, responsible for planning and organizing over one hundred summits and public fora. These fora convened Chinese and international political leaders, distinguished scholars, Nobel Prize winners, as well as entrepreneurs and senior media representatives.

Prior to the Expo, Wang Jun specialized in international exchanges in radio, film and television. From 1999-2011, she served as Deputy Director of the Foreign Affairs Department of the Shanghai Bureau of Radio, Film and Television, and Director of the International Relations Department of the Shanghai Media and Entertainment Group respectively. During that period, she also played an important role in organizing the Shanghai TV Festival and the Shanghai International Film Festival.

Mary Lou Aleskie (moderator) is the executive director of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas in New Haven, Connecticut. Mary Lou is a Chief Executive Global Fellow of National Arts Strategies, serves on the Arts Advisory Committee of the Yale-China Association, and is the Board Chair of the International Society of Performing Arts (ISPA). Appointed by the Connecticut State Senate Majority Leader, she serves on the State’s Planning Commission for Higher Education and is an Associate Fellow of Branford College at Yale University. Mary Lou is teaching a workshop on International Presenting for Yale School of Drama's Theater Management department.

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Wed, September 16, 2015 | 3:00pm - 6:00pm
Yale-China Open House 2015
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

All are welcome! Come meet the staff of the Yale-China Association and learn more about how you can get involved.

• Learn about Yale-China's 114-year history of U.S.-China work
• Explore Yale-China's efforts in the Arts, Education, and Health fields
• Sign up to receive invitations to Yale-China's events for the community
• Meet and connect with individuals in the Yale-China community including U.S.-China experts, Yale-China Staff, and Yale-China Fellows
• Explore fellowship, internship, and volunteer opportunities

Click here to RSVP or email yale-china@yale.edu or call 203-432-0884

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Fri, June 19, 2015 | 11:30 am and 3:00 pm
Yang Hao: Dance Performances
11:30 am performance:
Green Hall Gallery (Lower Level)
Yale School of Art, 1156 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

3:00 pm performance:
New Haven Green

Dancer-choreographer YANG Hao, one of Yale-China's inaugural HKETO-NY Arts Fellows, will perform twice at the 2015 International Festival of Arts and Ideas: once in the Green Hall Gallery at the Yale School of Art, and once on the New Haven Green. For complete details on this event, please visit the Festival's website. more>

 

Thu, June 18, 2015 | 5:30pm
Hong Kong Artists @ Arts and Ideas
HKETO-NY Arts Fellows
Iseman Theater
1156 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Hong Kong Artists in New Haven
Food culture, sustainable art, and contemporary dance


Join Hong Kong artists Parry LING and YANG Hao as they share perspectives about creating art in the New Haven community. Parry and Hao are Yale-China Association's inaugural HKETO-NY Arts Fellows, who have spent the last five months living in New Haven, taking courses at Yale University, creating new work, and learning with and from other artists and professionals in the area.

This event will include the viewing of sculpture by Parry LING, and short dance performance by YANG Hao that will highlight his collaboration with the Yale Drama School students Jessica Rizzo (playwright and dramaturg), Christopher Ross-Ewart (composer and sound designer), and Elizabeth Stahlmann (voice).

As they develop their next major work to be premiered at the 2016 International Festival of Arts and Ideas, get a sneak peek of their research, groundwork, and cultural experiences as international artists living in New Haven.

Learn more by visiting artidea.org. more>

 

On view through Sat, June 27, 2015
Open Studio: Food Systems, Community, Sculpture
Green Hall Gallery (Lower Level)
Yale School of Art, 1156 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT

Experience a preview of Hong Kong artist Parry Ling's work relating to communities through sculpture and food systems at this exhibition and open studio, part of the 2015 International Festival of Arts and Ideas.

The artist will be present in the gallery during published hours.

Exhibit hours:
Tuesday - Saturday 12 pm to 2 pm
Sunday 1 pm to 3 pm
Monday closed
except June 17 11 am to 12 pm and 4 pm to 5 pm; June 18 closed; June 19 5 pm to 7 pm more>

 

Fri, May 29, 2015 | 2-4 pm
Reunion Weekend Open House
Yale-China Association
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Join us for Chinese tea, snacks, and a viewing of our Precious Driftwood exhibit and historic film footage. Learn about Yale-China’s work and reconnect with Yale-China friends and staff.

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Tue, May 12, 2015 | 4:00pm-5:30pm
Fireside Chat Featuring Changyong Huang
Yale University
School of Drama
222 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Changyong Huang

Professor Changyong Huang is the vice president of Shanghai Theatre Academy, Dean of College of Creative Studies of Shanghai Theatre Academy, the Director of Metropolitan Cultural Audit Center (MCAC), professor, and Ph.D supervisor and also the professor and Ph.D supervisor of Tongji University, the deputy director commissioner in Higher education Art theory major teaching guidance committee of Ministry of Education, the syndic of Shanghai writers' Association and deputy Chief Planner of Shanghai Creative Industries Center. Prof. Huang is mainly engaged in the research on literature, cultural theories, cultural creative industries, and metropolitan culture. Prof. Huang has conducted numerous research projects of National Social Sciences Foundation, Shanghai Philosophy and Social Sciences Planning and Shanghai Municipal Government. He has participated as the consultant in a lot of region cultural industry projects, creative industry development planning and projects. He has published over 100 academic papers and his works have been widely quoted. He has received the Eighth Shanghai Outstanding Award of Consultation and Research for Government Decision-Making. Prof Huang took the initiative in setting up World Cities Co-ordinated Center for Culture and Innovation which was funded by Shanghai Municipality in 2014.

Click here to RSVP or yale-china@yale.edu or 203-432-0884

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Tue, April 28, 2015 | 4:00pm-5:30pm
Fireside Chat Featuring Maude Pettus and Linda Bordner
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

TEN GOOD YEARS: Maudie and Win

Maude Pettus
Maude Pettus as Head Nurse at Hsiang-Ya (Xiangya) Hospital from 1940-45. As a precocious four-year-old, Maude announced to her family that she would one day go to China as a missionary. Years later, when her husband, Dr. Winston Pettus, came home one night and proposed going to China to serve at Hsiang-ya Hospital with the Yale-China Association, Maude’s immediate response was, “China!! I’ve wanted to go there since I was four years old!” After moving to Changsha in Hunan Province in 1940, she and her husband served the Chinese people tirelessly during the war years, treating everyone—and even a horse!—who came to the hospital. They had two children, Ann, born in Changsha, and Sarah Louise, born in the USA. Win, as he was known to his friends, made the ultimate sacrifice, giving his life in 1945 on a flight to Yunnan Province to deliver medical supplies.

After Win’s death, Maude returned to the USA, but maintained her love for and connection to China and Yale-China Association. In 2001, Maude joined the Yale-China Centennial Delegation to China, and in 2012 was honored with the Yale-China Award at the hallowed age of 98. And then in October of 2014, Maude again joined the Yale-China delegation to China to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Xiangya School of Medicine. It was at this time—at 100 years old—that Maude first climbed the Great Wall!!

Maude will share reminiscences of her life in Changsha during the war years, her recent trip to Changsha to celebrate the Xiangya School of Medicine’s 100th anniversary, and her connection to China. In addition, copies of the book “Ten Good Years” will be available for purchase and signing by Maude.

Click here to RSVP or yale-china@yale.edu or 203-432-0884

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Mon, April 20, 2015 | 4:30pm
Guizishan Fellowship Info Session
55 Whitney Avenue, Room 369
CIPE Offices

The Yale-China CCNU Guizishan Fellowship is an experimental initiative of the Yale-China Association and Central China Normal University (CCNU) that is intended to deepen understanding of China through collaboration and partnership.

Guizishan Fellows carry out an individualized program of inquiry in any field or area of interest; Fellows also teach a half-time course load at CCNU, with assigned classes to be determined by the backgrounds of the selected Fellows and needs at CCNU.

Learn more about this opportunity at this info session or read more > more>

 

Wed, April 15, 2015 | 4:00pm-5:30pm
Fireside Chat featuring Nick Frisch
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

CULTURE AND “CENSORSHIP” IN CHINA: The Case of the Opera Dr. Sun Yat-sen
In 2011, the much-anticipated world premiere of the opera Dr. Sun Yat-sen was cancelled at short notice by Beijing's National Centre for the Performing Arts (国家大剧院). Nick Frisch, who covered the ensuing controversy for The New York Times, will explain the conflicting claims of censorship surrounding Dr. Sun Yat-sen's cancellation in Beijing, premiere in Hong Kong and later success in the United States. The discussion examine conflicting notions of “censorship” at the intersection of art, history, politics, and speech in modern China.

NICK FRISCH
Nick Frisch is a PhD student in East Asian studies at Yale, and Resident Fellow at Yale Law School's Information Society Project. Before graduate school he worked as a reporter, policy researcher, and culture critic in Greater China, and was a Visiting Fellow at Hong Kong University's Journalism and Media Studies Centre. From 1994-1998, he was a boy soprano at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, singing additional solo roles at Carnegie Hall and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Nick's writing has been published in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and China Quarterly. He was recently named a 2015-2016 Mellon Fellow for digital humanities in Yale's Graduate School of Arts & Sciences.

Click here to RSVP or yale-china@yale.edu or 203-432-0884

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Thu, April 02, 2015 | 4:00pm-5:30pm
Fireside Chat featuring Yawei Zhang
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Environmental Contributions to Pregnancy Outcome - China Birth Cohort Study
Given the growing evidence that many human diseases, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and certain forms of cancer, originate in utero, it is essential to understand the environmental risk factors during fetal development that are linked to childhood mortality and morbidity, and adult chronic diseases. To that end, a birth cohort study of 10,542 newborns in the city of Lanzhou, Gansu Province, China was conducted in 2010-2012, followed by an additional cohort of over 8,000 newborns in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, China, currently ongoing. The aim of these studies is to investigate the risk of adverse birth outcomes given genetic susceptibility and various environmental exposures. This Fireside Chat will focus on the analysis of ambient air pollution and passive smoking in relation to various adverse birth outcomes. The findings have significant public health implications and are relevant to policy makers who design air pollution policies for China and other high-air-pollution regions.

Yawei Zhang
Dr. Yawei Zhang is an associate professor at the Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Yale School of Public Health. Having received her initial medical training in China, she came to Yale for her MPH and PhD in epidemiology from the Yale School of Public Health. Dr. Zhang completed a one-year post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, and then joined the faculty of the Yale School of Public Health in 2005 as an assistant professor. An adjunct professor at the China National Cancer Center, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Lanzhou University, Qidong Liver Cancer Research Institute, and Taiyuan Medical University, Dr. Zhang is a recipient of the "Innovation and Pioneering" Award in Cancer Epidemiology from Jiangsu Province, and the "100 Talent Plan" Award from Shanxi Province, China. A highly respected scholar working at the intersection of Genetics, Epidemiology and Environmental Health, Dr. Zhang has established a strong track record of outstanding research centered on thyroid cancer, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and the fetal origins of disease. Dr. Zhang has more than 170 peer-reviewed publications in leading journals in her field, including American Journal of Epidemiology; Lancet Oncology; Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Blood; Nature Genetics; Thyroid; PloS Medicine; Environmental International, and so on.

Dr. Zhang has conducted workshops in China with approximately 500 participants under Fogarty Grant training programs, and has mentored a number of trainees. In addition, she has supervised more than 40 visiting scholars from major Chinese collaborating universities and research hospitals, leading to publications in peer reviewed journals, and strengthened scientific research capacity in environmental and cancer epidemiology of collaborating institutions. Dr. Zhang has served as a regular member of two study sections at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Cancer Society, as well as an ad hoc member on several special emphasis panels at the NIH. She is an Associate Editor for Frontiers in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention and the General Editor of the Encyclopedia of Global Health.

Click here to RSVP or yale-china@yale.edu or 203-432-0884

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Lunarfest is a day-long event offering arts and cultural programs for adults and children of all ages in celebration of the Lunar New Year, kicking off with the Lion Dance down Whitney Avenue!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

View the 2015 schedule here.

Registration for Lunarfest 2015 is now closed.

In case of rain/light snow:
We will announce at least 24 hours in advance that the morning outdoor activities will be moved indoors to Luce Hall’s Auditorium on February 21.

In the case of inclement weather:
We will postpone activities to February 28.

About Lunarfest
Lunarfest kicks off at 10:00AM with a traditional lion dance on Whitney Avenue between Grove Street and Trumbull Street. Celebrate alongside the Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute’s lion dance troupe as they bring good luck and prosperity to New Haven merchants and community members. Keep on the look out for a special performance by local performers at the intersection of Whitney and Audubon Street.

Between 12:00-5:00PM, join us for a series of Chinese arts and culture workshops, talks, and demonstrations, including:

• wushu
• music
• exhibits
• dances
• painting
• calligraphy
• arts & crafts
• culinary demos
• and many more!

The ram is one of twelve designated animals celebrated in the Chinese culture based on the lunar calendar. The Year of the Ram begins February 19, 2015 and will end on February 7, 2016.

The venue locations for Lunarfest are: Henry R. Luce Hall at Yale University (34 Hillhouse Avenue), New Haven Museum (114 Whitney Avenue), and Yale-China Association (442 Temple Street). All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required due to limited space.

This free event is sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University,
New Haven Museum, and Yale-China Association.
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Fri, February 13, 2015 | 6pm-10pm
Cheongsam Ball 2015
New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

The Yale-China Association will host its annual Cheongsam Ball on February 13, 2015 at the New Haven Lawn Club. In appreciation for Nancy Yao Maasbach's contributions to Yale-China, we will announce a fund in her honor at the Cheongsam Ball. Join us in celebration, commemoration, and community!

Registration for the Cheongsam Ball has passed, but if you would like to make a donation to Yale-China, please visit Yale-China's online store. Thank you for your support!

If you are unable to attend but would like to give a gift in honor of Nancy Yao Maasbach, benefiting the James R. Lilley Memorial Fund, please visit our donation page by clicking here.

What an evening! A great mix of many generations of Yale Alumni and guests, super food, a great bar, loads of fascinating information on Yale-China’s current work, and fabulous music and dance opportunities. The auction was marvelous and raised lots of money for one of Yale’s premier outreach organization. —Johnson Flucker (YC '80), participant of Yale-China's Xiuning Service and Cultural Exchange in China.

Yale-China’s Cheongsam Ball is open to all interested parties; tickets and sponsorships may be purchased beginning in mid-December 2014. more>

 

Thu, February 12, 2015 | 4:00pm-5:30pm Thu, February 12, 2015 - Thu, February 12, 2015
Fireside Chat featuring Michael Barrett
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

CHINA BANKING: MARKET, FOREIGN BANK STRATEGIES, CONSUMERS & CREDIT, LESSONS LEARNED

Market Overview, Macro Concerns, Foreign Bank Strategy/Challenges, Consumers & Credit, Lessons Learned.

Michael L. Barrett

Michael Barrett is an Executive at GE Capital, responsible for business development, mergers and acquisitions and new relationship development for Capital’s Equipment Finance business. Michael has built a distinguished 25 year record of progressive achievement and advancement within GE, including 18 years within the GE Capital’s diversified global financial services division. Michael’s broad financial services experience includes 10 years of international leadership roles. Previously, Michael served as President and CEO of GE Money China where he led the development and execution of the consumer financial services and banking strategy. Prior to China, Michael was the SVP, Business Development for GE Capital Australia & New Zealand, responsible for leading new product development and strategic partnerships including establishing financial services partnerships with Australia’s largest retailers. From 2000 to 2002, while based in Europe, Michael led the integration of 3 European banks into GE Capital’s Global Consumer Finance business with primary responsibility for the marketing and commercial strategy for the Scandinavian and Germanic regions.

From 2008 to 2009, Michael also served on the Board of Governors for the American Chamber of Commerce – China, representing 2800+ U.S. Companies doing business in China. Over a five year period he was a spokesperson for the American business community in Beijing and Washington DC. From 2007 to 2011, Michael served as Chairman of GE Finance Company China and from 2007 to 2010, as Chairman of GE Management Technology Consulting – China. During his time as CEO of GE Money China, Michael also led GE’s strategic partnership with a major Chinese bank to launch consumer financial service products. Michael currently serves as Councilman for the City of Westlake, Texas and as a board member on the Westlake Board of Economic Development. He is also a Trustee for the Westlake Academy IB Charter School.

Michael has an MBA from the University of Michigan and a Bachelors of Applied Science Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.

Click here to RSVP or yale-china@yale.edu or 203-432-0884

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Tue, January 20, 2015 | 4:00pm-5:30pm
Fireside Chat featuring Xi Chen
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

HEAD OF A CHICKEN OR TAIL OF A PHOENIX? “Relative Deprivation,” and Its Implications for Public Welfare and Policy

China’s strategy of “let some people get rich first” has resulted in unprecedented growth accompanied by worsening inequality. Relative deprivation, the subjective sense of socio-economic standing, has thus become an important force for a wide range of status-seeking behaviors and welfare change.

Chen will use first-hand material as well as existing empirical evidence from China to illustrate the patterns of relative deprivation and their impact on both objective and subjective dimensions of well-being. Finally, Prof. Chen will draw rich policy implications based on Chinese and international evidence.

Xi Chen

Xi Chen, a Fellow at the Yale Institute for Social and Policy Studies and a faculty advisor in the Yale-China Association, is Assistant Professor of Public Health (Health Policy) with a secondary appointment in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences in Economics. His research focuses on health, labor and development economics; social interactions and networks; and applied econometrics and quantitative methods in the areas of: 1) fetal and early child development; 2) aging and pension policy; 3) social network interactions; and 4) happiness and individual well-being. Chen’s work has been recognized through numerous awards, including the Best China Paper from the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEA) China Sessions (2011), the Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award by the AAEA (2013), and the MacMillan Faculty Research Award at Yale University (2013), among others. Additionally, Chen is part of the research team designing and conducting the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) longitudinal household survey, and is also a research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA). Finally, Chen serves as a consultant for the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER); an external reviewer for the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD); and a member of the planning committee of the China Health Policy and Management Society (CHPAMS).

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Thu, December 11, 2014 | 4:00PM-5:30PM
Fireside Chat featuring Robert Dujarric
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

SINO-JAPANESE RELATIONS: A Subset of Sino-American Ties
Many analysts look at Sino-Japanese tensions in a vacuum. Focusing on the bilateral relationship, especially the territorial disputes and those related to Japanese imperialism prior to 1945, they lose tract of the broader context of the Sino-Japanese context. Japan is the largest US ally in the Asia-Pacific. It hosts numerous US military installations making it central to American power projection in the region. Its armed forces are part of the coalition the United States has assembled in Asia since the start of the Cold War. The latent confrontation between Beijing and Tokyo therefore reflects the clash between China and the United States. To a considerable extent, the path of Sino-Japanese relations will be dictated by the trajectory of Sino-American ones.

Robert Dujarric
Robert Dujarric, Director, Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies at Temple University Japan, first lived in Tokyo in 1986-87. He moved back to the city in 2004 as a Council on Foreign Relations (Hitachi) International Affairs Fellow. He took his current position at TUJ in 2007. Robert was raised in Paris and New York, worked in banking in the United States, Japan, and Europe prior to joining a think tank in Washington in 1993. He is a graduate of Harvard College and holds an MBA from Yale University.

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Thu, November 20, 2014 | 2:00PM - 3:30PM
Fireside Chat featuring Steve Barclay
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Hong Kong: Paradise or Purgatory - Separating Fact from Fiction

Mr. Steve Barclay was appointed Director of Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office, New York on August 5, 2014. He is responsible for promoting and strengthening the business, trade and cultural ties between Hong Kong and 31 eastern states of the United States.

Prior to the appointment, Mr. Barclay was Director of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Sydney for four years until July 2014. Before then, he was a public sector reform advocate and internal management consultant in the Government’s Efficiency Unit for nearly a decade.

Mr. Barclay has served in a wide variety of posts within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, with policy responsibilities including consumer protection, intellectual property, housing, and environmental protection. He has served as a District Officer in Hong Kong and also as Hong Kong’s economic and commercial representative in Brussels. Mr. Barclay has twice been responsible for drafting the Chief Executive’s Policy Address.

Mr. Barclay first joined the Hong Kong Government as an Inspector in the Hong Kong Police in 1979. He transferred to the civil service in 1982.

Mr. Barclay is married with two adult children.

Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, New York
Set up in 1983, the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York is the office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government tasked to promote and strengthen the economic and trade links between Hong Kong and the 31 eastern states of the USA.

As the world’s freest economy, Hong Kong is a leading international business and financial center, as well as a regional transportation and logistics hub. It is the gateway to China and remains a choice location for international companies to oversee and manage their regional operations.

Our office works with American businesses that are keen to invest in Hong Kong or gain a foothold in the burgeoning Mainland Chinese market through the territory. We are in close contact with state and city governments, think tanks, academia and the media to keep them abreast of latest developments on Hong Kong. Promotional events, such as dragon boat festivals and film festivals are also held regularly to enhance cultural ties with major cities on the east coast.

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Tue, October 28, 2014 | 9:00pm
Information Session: Teaching Fellowship
WLH 209

Come learn more about the Yale-China Teaching Fellowship and see if you want to join the legacy of Teaching Fellows who have been building understanding between the U.S. and China for over a century. more>

 

Mon, September 29, 2014 | 4:00pm to 5:30pm
Fireside Chat featuring Guo Jia
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Managing Childhood Diabetes:New Targets for Intervention
Guo Jia, Assistant Professor, Xiangya School of Nursing, Central South University Former Yale-China Fellow

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Sun, September 28, 2014 | 11:00am to 2:00pm
Multicultural New Haven Block Party
Yale-China Association
442 Temple Street, New Haven

The International Center
421 Temple Street, New Haven

Yale-China invites you to join the greater Yale community for the Temple Street Block Party. Yale-China will host a tea tasting by an expert from The Green Teahouse and Chinese snacks by the Great Wall Restaurant. more>

 

Tue, September 23, 2014 | 8:00pm
Information Session: Exchange Programs
Wright Reading Room B65 (downstairs from the SML Nave, at the end of the tunnel from Bass Library)

Come learn about exchange program opportunities offered to students by the Yale-China Association: the YUNA Exchange and the L(U)CY Exchange! Aside from attending the information session, visit http://www.yalechina.org/education/exchange for more information. more>

 

Wed, September 17, 2014 | 8:00pm
Information Session: Exchange Programs
Wright Reading Room B65 (downstairs from the SML Nave, at the end of the tunnel from Bass Library)

Come learn about exchange program opportunities offered to students by the Yale-China Association: the YUNA Exchange and the L(U)CY Exchange! Aside from attending the information session, visit http://www.yalechina.org/education/exchange for more information. more>

 

Tue, September 16, 2014 | 3:00pm-6:00pm
Yale-China Open House
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

All are welcome! Come meet the staff of the Yale-China Association and learn more about how you can get involved.

• Learn about Yale-China's 114-year history of U.S.-China work
• Sign up to receive invitations to Yale-China's events for the community
• Meet and connect with individuals in the Yale-China community, including U.S.-China experts, Yale-China Fellows from China, overseas Chinese, and past program participants
• Explore fellowship, internship, and volunteer opportunities

Click here to RSVP or email yale-china@yale.edu or call 203-432-0884

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Mon, April 14, 2014 | 11:00am-6:30pm
Yale-China Conference on the Changing Role of Women
Omni New Haven Hotel at Yale
155 Temple St
New Haven, CT 06510

From Secret Language to Modern Voices: The Changing Role of Women in Modern China
Yale-China Conference
Monday, April 14, 2014
Tickets: free
Registration required. Click here to register.

Keynote Performance featuring Elizabeth Hainen (harp) performing Tan Dun's "Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women"
Panel discussions will cover a variety of topics including healthcare, society, and women in leadership.
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Mon, February 24, 2014 | 4:30PM-6:00PM
Fireside Chat featuring Stephen Roach
Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS)
421 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Codependency of America and China

The Chinese and U.S. economies have been locked in an uncomfortable embrace since the 1980s. Although the relationship initially arose out of mutual benefits, in recent years it has taken on the trappings of an unstable codependence, with the two largest economies in the world at risk of losing their sense of self, increasing the possibility of their turning on one another in a destructive fashion.

In his new book, Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China (forthcoming Yale University Press January 2014) Stephen Roach, senior fellow at Yale University and former chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia, lays bare the pitfalls and opportunities of the current China-U.S. economic relationship. He highlights the conflicts at the center of current tensions, including disputes over trade policies and intellectual property rights, sharp contrasts in leadership styles, the role of the Internet, the recent dispute over cyberhacking, and more.

In the wake of the 2008 crisis, both unbalanced economies face urgent and mutually beneficial rebalancings. Unbalanced concludes with a recipe for resolving the escalating tensions of codependence. Roach argues that the Next China offers much for the Next America—and vice versa.

STEPHEN S. ROACH

Stephen Roach is a Senior Fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a Senior Lecturer at Yale’s School of Management. He was formerly Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the firm’s Chief Economist for the bulk of his 30-year career at Morgan Stanley, heading up a highly regarded team of economists around the world.
Mr. Roach’s current teaching and research program focuses on the impacts of Asia on the broader global economy. At Yale, he has introduced new courses for undergraduates and graduate students on the “The Next China” and “The Lessons of Japan,” and in 2014 will be offering a new course on the U.S.-China economic relationship. His writing and research addresses globalization, trade policy, the post-crisis policy architecture, and the capital markets implications of global imbalances.

Stephen Roach has long been one of Wall Street’s most influential economists. His work has appeared in academic journals, books, congressional testimony and has been disseminated widely in the domestic and international media. Roach’s opinions on the global economy have been known to shape the policy debate from Beijing to Washington. His 2009 book, The Next Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for a New Globalization (Wiley), analyzes Asia’s economic imbalances and the dangers of the region’s excess dependence on overextended Western consumers. His forthcoming book, Unbalanced: The Codependency of America and China (Yale University Press, Jan. 2014) examines the risks and opportunities of what is likely to be the world’s most important economic relationship of the 21st century. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1982, Mr. Roach served on the research staff of the Federal Reserve Board and was also a research fellow at the Brookings Institution. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from New York University. Mr. Roach is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Investment Committee of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Economics Advisory Board of the University of Wisconsin. Click here to RSVP or yale-china@yale.edu or 203-432-0884

Schedule subject to change. Please check www.yalechina.org for updates and to see a complete list of forthcoming chats.

The Fireside Chat series is sponsored by Shenzhen Koridy Education Technology Limited

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Tue, February 18, 2014 | 2:00PM-3:30PM
Fireside Chat Featuring Carola McGiffert
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Carola McGiffert is President of the 100,000 Strong Foundation. Until recently, she was a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the US Department of State, where she served as the director of the 100,000 Strong Initiative, a presidential effort to increase the number and diversity of Americans who study in China. Previously, she co-founded StratAsia, a boutique consulting firm that helped American companies do business in Asia. From 2002 to 2009, she worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington, DC-based think tank, as a senior fellow and chief of staff to the CEO. Ms. McGiffert began her career in the Clinton White House, with subsequent stints at the US Department of Commerce and the Office of the US Trade Representative, where she was part of the China WTO working group. She received an M.A.in Chinese Studies from Johns Hopkins School of International Studies and a B.A. in government and economics from Wesleyan University.

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Schedule subject to change. Please check www.yalechina.org for updates and to see a complete list of forthcoming chats.

The Fireside Chat series is sponsored by Shenzhen Koridy Education Technology Limited
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Fri, February 07, 2014 | 6pm-10pm
Cheongsam Ball
New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

The Yale-China Association will celebrate its 113th anniversary and the Year of the Horse with the Cheongsam Ball on February 7, 2014 at the New Haven Lawn Club.

“What an evening! A great mix of many generations of Yale Alumni and guests, super food, a great bar, loads of fascinating information on Yale-China’s current work, and fabulous music and dance opportunities. The auction was marvelous and raised lots of money for one of Yale’s premier outreach organizations,” remarked Johnson Flucker, a Yale alumnus from the Class of 1980 and participant of a Yale-China service program in China.

The Cheongsam Ball resembles a 1930s Shanghai jazz evening, featuring The Half-Tones, an all-illustrator jazz band. Highlights of the evening include a cocktail reception, seated dinner, open bar, live auction hosted by NPR’s Tom Ashbrook, and a showcase of Yale-China's work. On special view will be 花樣年華 The Age of Blossoms: a 60-year collection of Mary C. Hu’s cheongsams. “Not only are we fortunate to be able to exhibit ten exquisite cheongsam gowns worn by the late Mary C. Hu, we are also excited to share a story about an incredible woman who spent the first part of her life in Chengdu and the second half in New Jersey,” stated Nancy Yao Maasbach, executive director of Yale-China.

Yale-China’s Cheongsam Ball is open to all interested parties; tickets and sponsorships may be purchased at yalechina.whindo.com. more>

 

Sat, February 01, 2014 | 10:00am to 5:00pm
Lunarfest
Events are in three locations:

Luce Hall
34 Hillhouse Avenue


New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Avenue


Yale-China Association
442 Temple Street

Lunarfest is a day-long event offering arts and cultural programs for adults and children of all ages in celebration of the Lunar New Year, kicking off with the Lion Dance down Whitney Avenue!

Register here!

Schedule of Events


About Lunarfest
Lunarfest kicks off at 10:00AM with a traditional lion dance on Whitney Avenue between Grove Street and Trumbull Street. Celebrate alongside the Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute’s lion dance troupe as they bring good luck and prosperity to New Haven merchants and community members. Keep on the look out for a special performance by local performers at the intersection of Whitney and Audubon Street.

Between 12:00-4:30PM, join us for a series of Chinese arts and culture workshops, talks, and demonstrations, including:

• guqin
• Chinese opera
• Yunnan peacock dance
• wushu
• pipa
• exhibits
• ribbon and fan dances
• painting
• calligraphy
• film
• arts & crafts
• and many more!

The horse is one of twelve designated animals celebrated in the Chinese culture based on the lunar calendar. The Year of the Horse is January 31, 2014 and will end on February 18, 2015.

The venue locations for Lunarfest are: Henry R. Luce Hall at Yale University (34 Hillhouse Avenue), New Haven Museum (114 Whitney Avenue), and Yale-China Association (442 Temple Street). All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required due to limited space.

This free event is sponsored by the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale University,
New Haven Museum, and Yale-China Association.
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Wed, January 29, 2014 | 3:30pm to 5:00pm
Thu, January 30, 2014 | 3:30pm to 5:00pm

YUNA Symposium
Luce Hall Auditorium
34 Hillhouse Ave.
New Haven, CT 06511

Students from New Asia College in Hong Kong will present on the following topics:

    Wednesday, January 29, 3:30 pm:
  • The BOOM of NDS: Cross-cultural adjustment experiences of Mainland Students in Hong Kong (Alex Kwok and Victor Tai)
  • Asylum Seekers in Hong Kong: Who am I? (Sikie Lo and Claudia Yuen)


    Thursday, January 30, 3:30 pm:
  • Mingle the Music: A Display of the Intertwining Yet Subtle Nature of Cultural Integration (Chantelle Suen and James Mui)
  • Hong Kong Identity on the Screen: Seeing the “Hong Kong Identity” in Popular Movies and Drama (Star Wang and Benny Kung)


For more than twenty years, the YUNA Exchange Program has brought students from Yale University together with peers from New Asia College in Hong Kong. Each year, a theme is chosen as the focus of this academic and cultural exchange; for 2014, the theme is Migration and Cultural Integration.

As part of their visit to the United States, the New Asia students have prepared presentations on the theme as it applies to Hong Kong. They will give two presentations on each day of the Symposium - January 29 and 30, 2014. The Yale students will reciprocate during their visit to Hong Kong in March.

This event is free and open to the public. The YUNA Exchange is made possible through the support of the Council on East Asian Studies at Yale. more>

 

Tue, January 28, 2014 | 4:00PM-5:30PM
Fireside Chat featuring Wai-Chi Chee
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT

China-Hong Kong Cross-Border Families

Since the introduction of Individual Visit Scheme in 2003, giving birth in Hong Kong has opened up a means for mainland parents to secure a Hong Kong identity card (HKID) for their children. About 200,000 such babies have been born in Hong Kong. This decision is understood to be a family effort to enhance both physical and social mobilities of their Hong Kong-born children. For many of these parents who have a rural background, a HKID implies not only rural-urban mobilities but also potential international mobilities. A HKID also means eligibility and access to a better education to achieve social upward mobility. However, as their Hong Kong-born children reach school age, many parents find themselves trapped in a dilemma: Should their children study in mainland China or in Hong Kong? If the children study in mainland China, without a household registration, they are denied public schooling, meaning that parents would need to pay an extremely high international school fee which is often beyond their financial capacities. In the case of births that violate the Chinese state’s one-child policy, the parents face further severe penalty. Should the children study in Hong Kong, at least one parent would have to take care of them. However, without the right of abode in Hong Kong, parents can only travel with short-term visas. And they are not allowed to work in Hong Kong. This suggests that the family is split and the family income sharply decreases. Thus, ironically the family strategies to enhance mobilities have turned into constraints. This ethnographic research explores the everyday lived experiences and decision making of a group of mainland parents (predominantly mothers) who stay in Hong Kong with their Hong Kong-born children, having left their spouses (and first children) behind in China, and returning only briefly for visa renewal.

Dr. Wai-chi Chee

Dr. Wai-chi Chee received her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Her dissertation ethnographically explores and compares the immigration and schooling experiences of the teenage children of the two largest incoming groups to Hong Kong: from Mainland China and from South Asia. Her research interests include migration, education, globalization, governance, grassroots activism, ethnicity, culture and identity, and youth. Her current research projects include right-of-abode seekers in Hong Kong, Mainland China-Hong Kong cross-border families, the academic achievement of ethnic minority students in Hong Kong, and tutorial schooling and higher education.

Click here to RSVP or yale-china@yale.edu or 203-432-0884

Schedule subject to change. Please check www.yalechina.org for updates and to see a complete list of forthcoming chats.

The Fireside Chat series is sponsored by Shenzhen Koridy Education Technology Limited
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Thu, November 07, 2013 | 4:30PM-6:00PM
Fireside Chat featuring Rachel Wasser
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Social Entrepreneurship in China: A Discussion with Rachel Wasser

Rachel Wasser, co-founder of Teach For China and former Yale-China Teaching Fellow

Rachel M. Wasser is co-founder of Teach For China, a leading non-profit organization inspired by the vision that one day, all Chinese children will have access to an excellent education. Rachel served as a member of Teach For China's senior leadership team until April 2012, including serving as Teach For China’s Co-CEO. A Yale graduate, Rachel has a long relationship with the Yale-China Association. She began her career in China as a Yale-China Teaching Fellow at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Rachel spent nearly a decade in the development sector in China, and her experience includes conducting fieldwork on the Tibetan Plateau, interpreting for U.S. government officials, consulting to international environmental organizations, and being published in English and Chinese on issues of sustainability and rural development. Rachel currently resides in New York City and is bringing her passion for entrepreneurship to her role as COO of a fast-growing start-up e-commerce company. In addition to her continued involvement with Teach For China, she serves as an advisor to Vericant, a start-up company that brings integrity to the U.S. boarding school and university admissions process for Chinese applicants.

Click here to RSVP or yale-china@yale.edu or 203-432-1771

Schedule subject to change. Please check www.yalechina.org for updates and to see a complete list of forthcoming chats.

The Fireside Chat series is sponsored by Shenzhen Koridy Education Technology Limited

For more information about the Fireside Chat please contact Tiffany Rechsteiner. more>

 

Tue, October 29, 2013 | 4:30pm-6:00pm
Fireside Chat with Xingzui Wang
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

The Face of Poverty in China: An Intimate Conversation with Xingzui Wang

Xingzui Wang, Yale World Fellow and Vice President of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA, 中国扶贫基金会)

“Xingzui Wang will discuss efforts to address poverty in China, drawing on his experience as the Vice President of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (中国扶贫基金会), which works outside of the country and is one of the oldest and largest NGOs in China. Mr. Wang will also consider the role of NGOs in improving the lives of people in poor areas and strengthening their communities in China.”

Xingzui Wang is a Yale World Fellow, Class of 2013, and the Vice President of the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (中国扶贫基金会). He has approximately two decades of experience working in rural development. In his current position, Xingzui oversees CFPA’s governance, strategies, microfinance, institutional development and expansion of international impact. He previously served as the deputy Executive Director and Executive Director of the Foundation from 2001 to 2012, during which he was involved in the successful transformation of the Foundation from a bureaucratic government-operated NGO (GONGO) to a market-based one. Subsequently, he propelled the Foundation to grow from a small organization to a pioneering NGO that serves about 1.5 million poor and vulnerable people per year and has an annual revenue of over US$200 million.

Xingzui also sits on the board of the China Foundation Center, an organization promoting transparency, unity and partnerships in the Chinese NGO sector.

Click here to RSVP or yale-china@yale.edu or 203-432-1771

Schedule subject to change. Please check www.yalechina.org for updates and to see a complete list of forthcoming chats.

The Fireside Chat series is sponsored by Shenzhen Koridy Education Technology Limited

For more information about the Fireside Chat please contact Tiffany Rechsteiner. more>

 

Sat, October 12, 2013 | 11am - 3pm
Yale Presidential Inauguration Open House
442 Temple St.
New Haven, CT 06511

The red house at 442 Temple St. will be open to all as part of the campus-wide open house in honor of Yale's Presidential Inauguration. Stop by to see our current art exhibit, Michael Sloan's Paintings of Hong Kong Street Markets and learn about our history and the programs we offer to the Yale, New Haven, and Chinese communities. more>

 

Wed, October 09, 2013 | 4:30pm-6:00pm
Fireside Chat with Nancy Pine
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Educating Young Giants: What Kids Learn (And Don't Learn) in China and America
Author Nancy Pine


Click here to RSVP or yale-china@yale.edu or 203-432-0884

Schedule subject to change. Please check www.yalechina.org for updates and to see a complete list of forthcoming chats.

The Fireside Chat series is sponsored by Shenzhen Koridy Education Technology Limited

For more information about the Fireside Chat please contact Magdaline Lawhorn. more>

 

Thu, October 03, 2013 | 4:00pm-6:00pm
Fireside Chat with Gary Lucas: 1930s Shanghai Jazz
Crescent Underground Theater
Ezra Stiles College
behind Barnes and Noble on Broadway
19 Tower Parkway
New Haven, CT 06511

Yale-China Association Fireside Chat featuring: Gary Lucas, Sally Kwok, and Maggie Mo

Discussion and performances from the world tour "The Edge of Heaven"

Space is limited. Click here to RSVP or yale-china@yale.edu or 203-432-0884

Schedule subject to change. Please check www.yalechina.org for updates and to see a complete list of forthcoming chats.

The Fireside Chat series is sponsored by Shenzhen Koridy Education Technology Limited

For more information about the Fireside Chat please contact Magdaline Lawhorn. more>

 

Mon, September 16, 2013 | 2:00pm–4:00pm
Fireside Chat with Timothy Beardson and Stephen Roach
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

China's Path Forward: A Lively Discussion
Timothy Beardson and Stephen Roach


Timothy Beardson and Stephen Roach will present their divergent opinions on China’s likely path forward.

Timothy Beardson founded, majority-owned and ran Crosby, which became the largest independent investment bank in the Far East. He is also the author of Stumbling Giant: The Threats to China’s Future.

Stephen Roach is a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and a senior lecturer at Yale SOM. He was formerly chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia and the firm’s chief economist for the bulk of his 30-year career at Morgan Stanley, heading up a highly regarded team of economists around the world.

Schedule subject to change. Please check www.yalechina.org for updates and to see a complete list of forthcoming chats.

The Fireside Chat series is sponsored by Shenzhen Koridy Education Technology Limited

For more information about the Fireside Chat please contact Magdaline Lawhorn. more>

 

On view through Mon, June 30, 2014
Yale-China Exhibit: Michael Sloan
Paintings of Hong Kong Street Markets
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Michael Sloan
Paintings of Hong Kong Street Markets


Yale-China's new exhibit features paintings by nationally recognized illustrator and New Haven resident Michael Sloan. Michael depicts sixteen portraits, scenes of street markets, and social crossroads within the Hong Kong metropolis.

See a video of Yale-China interviewing Michael about this exhibit.

Michael returns to New Haven after a year-long residence in Hong Kong. A seasoned outdoor sketch artist, Michael discovers commonplace nooks and overlooked settings as noteworthy subjects and portrays them in his signature style of selective coloring, detailed surroundings, and artistic perspective. Through this exhibit, Michael explores the livelihoods and social conditions in the local street markets of one of the world’s great social and economic intersections.

If you would like to view this exhibit, please contact Annie Lin.

The exhibit is open and free to the public between the hours of 2:00-5:00pm, Mondays through Fridays. We highly recommend calling prior to your visit as we host many events in the Bierwirth Room. more>

 

Thu, May 09, 2013 | 4:30pm Thu, May 09, 2013 - Thu, May 09, 2013
Fireside Chat with Gish Jen: Tiger Writing
Yale-China Association
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009, Jen is a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Fiction, as well as of grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and dozens of other periodicals and anthologies, including The Best American Short Stories of the Century, edited by John Updike, and was featured in a PBS American Masters' special on the American novel. In 2003, an American Academy of Arts and Letters jury comprised of John Updike, Cynthia Ozick, Don DeLillo, and Joyce Carol Oates awarded her a five-year Mildred and Harold Strauss Living. In 2012, Harvard University invited her to give the Massey lectures in the History of American Civilization. The author of five books of fiction, Jen has just published her first book of nonfiction, based on those lectures. This is entitled Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self.

View the Fireside Chat photos here. more>

 

Sun, March 03, 2013 | 1:00pm
Fireside Chat with Audra Ang: To the People, Food is Heaven
Audra Ang
Luce Hall Auditorium
34 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Audra Ang started at The Associated Press as a reporter in Seattle and worked on the national editing desk in New York before being posted in 2002 to China, where she spent seven years as a Beijing-based correspondent. She was a 2009-2010 Nieman fellow at Harvard University and a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley's Center for Chinese Studies. Ang grew up in Singapore and now lives in Durham, North Carolina. She regularly eats unseemly amounts of food at one sitting. more>

 

Sat, March 02, 2013 - Sun, March 03, 2013
Chinese Arts Festival in New Haven
Events are in three locations:

Luce Hall
34 Hillhouse Avenue


New Haven Museum
114 Whitney Avenue


Yale-China Association
442 Temple Street

The Chinese Arts Festival in New Haven is a day-long event offering arts and cultural programs for adults and children of all ages in celebration of the Chinese New Year, kicking off with the Lion Dance Parade down Whitney Avenue!

To be the first to hear about the next event, please sign up on our mailing list by e-mailing yale-china@yale.edu. more>

 

Thu, February 21, 2013 | 4:00-6:00pm
Asia Art Archive Film Screening with Jane DeBevoise and Lin Yilin
With Jane DeBevoise, Chair, AAA
International Room
Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street
New Haven

From Jean-Paul Sartre to Teresa Teng: Contemporary Cantonese Art in the 1980s is a documentary film about the development of contemporary art in Southern China in the 1980s. The film is approximately 50 minutes.

The screening was presented by Jane DeBevoise, Chair of Asia Art Archive and Lin Yilin, artist and a founder of the Big-Tail-Elephant Group, and was followed by a Fireside Chat moderated by Nancy Yao Maasbach, Executive Director of Yale-China Association.

The 1980s was a seminal period in the history of contemporary art in China. However, the contribution and experimentalism of the art scene in South China, particularly in Guangzhou and Shenzhen, have generally been overlooked. But due in part to the proximity of Hong Kong, western ideas from translated books and articles as well as popular culture in the form of TV shows and Canto pop, flooded over the border to Guangdong at the end of the Cultural Revolution. This influx of new ideas and popular culture sparked great excitement, debate, and experimentation in the arts.

Based on primary research, rare film footage, and personal interviews with key artists, this documentary bears witness not only to the reading fever that gripped the Chinese art world in the 1980s. It also highlights the experimentalism and verve of artists and critics in South China whose contributions to the development of contemporary art have been long lasting and deep. more>

 

Wed, February 20, 2013 | 3:30-6:00pm
Master Class with Artist Sun Dawei
Sun Dawei
International Room
Sterling Memorial Library
120 High Street
New Haven

Sun Dawei, artist from Shandong Province, gave a master class on his style of traditional Chinese guohua painting. A Fireside Chat followed with a discussion moderated by Nancy Yao Maasbach, Executive Director of Yale-China.

Mr. Sun is a graduate of the Central Academy of Arts and Design in Beijing, and has collected accolades from entities in Singapore, Taiwan, and mainland China. This was Mr. Sun's first visit to the United States.

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Fri, February 15, 2013 | 6pm-10pm
Cheongsam Ball 2013
New Haven Lawn Club
193 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

On February 15, 2013, Yale-China celebrated its 112th anniversary and the year of the snake with a Cheongsam Ball at the New Haven Lawn Club. This year, guest of honor Mrs. Maude Pettus (2012 recipient) presented the Yale-China award to the alumni and institutions of the Yale University‐New Asia College (YUNA) Undergraduate Exchange program.

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Thu, December 13, 2012 | 4:30PM - 6:00PM
Fireside Chat with Henry C.K. Liu
Henry C.K. Liu

"China’s Transformation, Part II: Xi Jinping and the Future of Wealth Inequality" more>

 

Thu, December 06, 2012 | 4:30pm
Fireside Chat with Robert Dujarric: Understanding the Sino-Japanese Crisis
Robert Dujarric
Director, Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies, Temple University Japan Campus in Tokyo
Yale-China Association
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Robert Dujarric shared his thoughts on the current complexity surrounding the Senkaku/Diaoyu islands including topics such as Sino-American rivalry, decision making within the Chinese Communist Party, and Japan’s national security policy apparatus.

Robert Dujarric is a widely sought-after scholar and commentator on Japan and East Asian affairs. Since 2007 he has served as the director of the Institute of Contemporary Asian Studies at Temple University’s Japan campus (TUJ). The ICAS provides a forum for intellectual and cultural exchange by hosting an extensive calendar of programs that bring together individuals working in diverse areas of academia, business and government. Beyond directing the Institute, Dujarric is a frequent contributor to the public debate on Japanese affairs and international political and economic issues, writing opinion pieces, giving talks, and organizing TUJ events in New York City. He enjoys extensive first-hand experience with Japanese culture and policy, living in Tokyo from 1986-87 and returning in 2004 as a Council on Foreign Relations (Hitachi) International Affairs Fellow. more>

 

On view through Wed, July 31, 2013
Photography Exhibit: Foothills
Aaron Reiss ‘10
Yale-China Association
442 Temple Street
New Haven, CT 06520

Foothills is a window into the village of Wan'an in one of China’s poorest provinces—Anhui Province. It is at once representative of the 50% of China’s 1.3 billion population living in agrarian communities and also incredibly specific to these people in this place—following their lives as they connect and define each other. Foothills focuses on the three disparate but deeply connected areas that define life here: The Village, The School, and The Farmland surrounding them both.

The exhibit will be on display during business hours through July 31, 2013.

This exhibit was made possible by a private donation. more>

 


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